September 16, 2020: “Enhancing Safety Planning and Immigrant Survivors’ Access to Public Benefits and Services in the District of Columbia” (Webinar)

NIWAP, in partnership with the District of Columbia Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants, presented a virtual training on public benefits for Washington D.C.-based victim advocates (nonprofit or government agency), attorneys, and other professionals who encounter immigrant victims of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking.

If you are a victim advocate, attorney, judge, or other professional working with an immigrant victim and you would like to receive case specific technical assistance on family law issues that arise in cases
of immigrant crime victims, please call NIWAP for technical assistance. (202) 274-4457 or email us at

You can also visit the family law issues section of NIWAP’s web library

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Training Materials
Public Benefits Access of Immigrant Victims 
Legal Rights Overviews and Brochures 
Immigration Options for Immigrant Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
VAWA Confidentiality
Public Benefits Bench Cards
Overviews and Chapters, Multiple Public Benefits
CARES Act and COVID-19 Related Resources Accessible to Immigrant Victims
Public Charge and Immigrant Victim
Non-Work Social Security Numbers
Child Care
Driver’s Licenses
Health Care
Housing – Shelter and Transitional Housing 
Housing – Public and Assisted
Legal Services Corporation Funded Assistance for Immigrant Victims
Low-Income Home Energy and Weatherization Assistance Programs
SNAP – Food Stamps
E-Learning Resources on Working With Immigrant Survivors